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Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 3

Reading/ELA | Informational | Literary | Writing | Language | Listening | Speaking

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Standard 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text

Indicator 6. Determine important ideas and messages in literary texts

Objective a. Identify and explain main ideas and universal themes

Selected Response Item

Read this story titled "A Real Grandma." Then answer the question below.

An important message in this story is that —

  1. nature is full of beautiful things
  2. doing things for others brings happiness
  3. outdoor exercise is fun for everyone
  4. working in a garden is harder than baking
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Correct Answer:
B

Selected Response Item

Read this story titled "A Real Grandma." Then answer the question below.

What other title would best show a main idea of "A Real Grandma"?

  1. Being Different Can Be Good!
  2. Enjoying the Great Outdoors
  3. New Bicycles for Everyone!
  4. Cookies Are Good to Eat
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Correct Answer:
A

Resources for Objective 3.A.6.a:
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